Navigator Weekender: The 15 Best Things To Do This Weekend Including Festival Latino, 90s Fest, Glass House Point, And More

And a very happy weekend to you, Columbus! We finally made it. We trudged through the swamp that is the work week to find ourselves on the cusp of fun and relaxation. There are tons to get into and we’ve gathered the 15 best things to prove it!

Weather

84° F with a 90% chance of rain later in the afternoon.

WNCI 97.9’s Summer in the City featuring Jon Bellion

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What: Singer/songwriter Jon Bellion is known for his unique fusion of R&B and Indie Rock music to create an original sound that’s all his own. He’ll be joined for this summer festival by Kyle, AJR, and Hey Violet. Tickets are $35 the day of the show.
When: Friday, August 11 from 5:45 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Where: Express Live!, 405 Neil Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43215

The Jungle Book

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What: A live performance adaptation of the original series of short stories written by Rudyard Kipling in 1894. This show is sure to be fun for the whole family.
When: Friday, August 11 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43215

934 x PBR | 8.11.17

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What: 934 Gallery and PBR team up for a night of live art, animation, and beer. With 18 featured artists, music by Greenjeans and Gumdrop, and more PBR than you can shake a stick at, it’s sure to be a very memorable and creative experience.
When: Friday, August 11 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 934 Gallery, 934 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43201

The Goldsberrys CD Release w/ Folquinox

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What: The Goldberrys are releasing their debut album and everyone’s invited! Tickets are just $5 at the door with Folquinox opening for them around 9 p.m.
When: Friday, August 11 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: Rambling House Soda, 310 E Hudson St, Columbus, Ohio 43202

Headmasters: A Tribute to The Smiths – Plays Louder Than Bombs

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What: Join the Headmasters as they cover the entire “Louder Than Bombs” album by the Smiths and head right into a few of their other Smiths favorites.
When: Friday, August 11 from 8 p.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: King Avenue 5, 945 King Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43212

Weather

78° F with a 10% chance of rain. Should be sunny all day!

Festival Latino 2017

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What: Celebrate the rich history of Latin culture in this weekend long festival of dancing, food, and fun!
When: Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Genoa Park, 303 W Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

90’s Fest

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What: Enjoy the best parts of the 90s with this nostalgic festival right in the middle of the city. TLC will headline the show, playing all your old favorites and coming back fiercer than ever.
When: Saturday, August 12 from 7 p.m to 10 p.m.
Where: Columbus Commons, 160 S High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Columbus Crew SC vs. Chicago Fire

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What: The Columbus Crew take on the Chicago Fire in our home stadium.
When: Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: MAPFRE Stadium, 1 Black And Gold Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43211

Adventure Park Opening Day

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What: An ariel course with bridges, nets, ziplines, and swings. Adventure Park is the newest addition to ZipZone Outdoor Adventures. There will be food and music for their opening day with CD 102.5 there to give away free prizes.
When: Saturday, August 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: ZipZone, 7925 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43235

Superhero Day

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What: Bring the kids dressed as their favorite super hero and enjoy an afternoon of fun games and hands-on activities!
When: Saturday, August 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus, Ohio 432

Weather

81° F, partly cloudy with only a 10% chance of rain.

Summer Music Series

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What:  Franklin Park Conservatory continues its Summer Music Series with live music conducted by David Danzmayr. Pack a picnic and enjoy the beautiful outdoors with orchestral accompaniment.
When: Sunday, August 13 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E Broad St, Columbus, Ohio 43203

Wendy’s Frosty 5k

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What: This is the third stage in the Buckeye Run Series. Hosted by Wendy’s International, funds from the event go towards the Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption.
When: Sunday, August from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Huntington Park- Clipper’s Stadium, 330 Huntington Park Ln, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Youssou N’dour – Presented by WCBE, Roots Records

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What: Senegal born musician and vocalist, Youssou N’dour, is known for creating African hits in the 80s and 90s. N’dour performs his most popular songs as well as newly recorded tunes right here in the Capital City.
When: Sunday, August 13 from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Where: Express Live!, 405 Neil Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Mud & Madness

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What: Get down and dirty in this 1.5 mile long obstacle course in the mud! Bring the whole family out for a day of messy adventure. The first 300 participants will receive prizes!
When: Sunday, August 13 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Blendon Woods Metro Park, 4265 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43230

Glass House Point / Future Modern / OLDE FRNDS / Ghost Soul Trio

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What: Touring Tampa Bay band Glass House Point performs live in Columbus. Accompanying them are local bands OLDE FRNDS, Future Modern, and Ghost Soul Trio.
When: Sunday, August 13 from
Where: Skully’s Music Hall, 1151 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201

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